Brooklyn Film Festival

From the same people who brought to you the Williamsburg Brooklyn Film Festival and the Brooklyn International Film Festival, here comes an event developed from 15 years of experience. Presenting over 100 film premieres, the festival runs from May 31 to June 9 at indiescreen and Windmill theaters. This year’s theme is Magnetic:

MAGNETIC is a study on all those invisible forces that bring people together or push them apart. It is also our personal invitation to read between the lines while questioning the motives behind. MAGNETIC will be a showcase of smart, multi-layered, deceiving, manipulative, yet unseen films coming from all continents in search of a Brooklyn breakthrough.


The 20th Annual Red Hook Fest (May 30-June 1, 2013).
“Rebuild, Restore, Rebirth: Resilience after Sandy.”

With the neighborhood and region still recovering from Hurricane Sandy, the Red Hook Fest is more important than ever. The event features world class music and dance and fun activities for all ages (like free kayak rides in New York Harbor courtesy of the Red Hook Boaters). This year’s festival is jam-packed with programming.

THURS MAY 30 Youth Kick-Off Event (6pm-8pm)
FRI MAY 31 BBQ/Dance Party (6pm-8pm)
SAT JUNE 1 Red Hook Rebirth Parade (10am)
SAT JUNE 1 Mainstage Performances (12pm-7pm)


Bushwick Open Studios 2013
May 31 – June 2

Bushwick Open Studios (BOS) is a three day arts and culture festival that celebrates the community’s vibrant arts scene with the goal of fostering dialogue and collaboration between local artists and residents. The festival, now in its seventh year, is hosted by the volunteer organization Arts in Bushwick (AiB) and is free and open to the public.


Cows at Art 101

It’s Spring!  Summer is coming. Soon it will be June.  Fruit trees have bloomed, birds are singing. Winter has gone and spirits are lifting. The fields have been tilled and planted. Grass is growing and cows are being turned out into newly-green pastures. COWS are also at ART 101.  Versions of the familiar, bovine friend of humankind will be offered by more than 40 artists.
COWS will open on Friday May 31 with a reception from 6 to 9.  The show will go through June 23.
ART 101 is located at 101 Grand Street, Brooklyn, between Berry and Wythe.
Gallery hours are Friday through Sunday from 1 to 6.
Appointments may be made for any other time by calling 718-302-2242.

Deth P. Sun solo show, This is My Jam at Grumpy Bert
May 31 – June 30, 2013
Opening reception with artist Deth P. Sun, Friday, May 31 2013 7:00pm-10:00pm

Deth P. Sun is a painter/illustrator currently residing in Berkeley, California. His work is playful and colorful with a touch of humor and mystery. Often his pieces feature a cat-like creature in various environments.
Opening Reception Friday, May 31 at 7pm

Grumpy Bert
82 Bond St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217


5th Annual Red Hook & Carroll Gardens Artist Open Studio Tours

Saturday, June 1 & Sunday, June 2 from 12PM-6PM and observe first hand some amazing artwork. You will be viewing art in the artists own studios or in a local business that fully supports the arts. Come meet the artists, discuss the creation process and enjoy two culturally rich and extremely delicious neighborhoods!


Sing for Hope Pianos

Sing for Hope Pianos works with artists to paint pianos and then places them outdoors throughout NYC’s five boroughs as part of a public art installation to be enjoyed and played by all.  After, the pianos will live on at schools and organizations throughout the city where they can continue to be played and enjoyed. Pianos will be placed throughout New York City’s five boroughs at outdoor locations from street-sides to parks

From June 1st-16th, 2013